Unit production manager Burt Bluestein will receive the Robert A. Aldrich Award from the Directors Guild of America, given for outstanding service to the Guild.
Bluestein has worked on such films as “Charly,””The Godfather, Part II,””A New Leaf,””Point Break,””Leap of Faith” and “Drop Zone.”
His TV credits include “F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Last of the Belles, “”Kojak,””Centennial” and “Hill St. Blues.”
He has been a member of the DGA National Board since 1981. During that time, he served three terms as a Guild veepee and has been co-chair of all assistant director/unit production manager collective bargaining negotiating committees. He was also chair of the AD/UPM Council for four years.
In 1978, then DGA prexy Robert Aldrich appointed Bluestein as a trustee of the Guild’s pension and welfare fund.